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indicating very light rain, a mist and drizzle south and marin county. but from petaluma dawn to novato we are looking at lighter rain n the east bay and peninsula, san leandro and award, some more moderate hours. but southward just cloudy skies from redwood city and down around the south bay. we are in the east bay here. you see cloudy conditions. but here's the rain a little more enhanced. santa cruz mountain. boulder creek we are looking at some moderate rain. and the storm system well to the north now. southeast winds of 22 miles an hour at half moon bay. we have a wind advisory for the north bay right now, 4:00. we are lacking for the winds to increase through the afternoon. up to 30, 45 miles an hour and even 60 miles an hour gusts in the higher elevations. the of we will time it out for you coming up, it will be kind
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of a wild morning. carolyn. >> see you often this morning, lisa. thank you: the windy, rain weather is turning up the waves in pacifica. that's where kera is with us. good morning. >> good morning. it is windy here and it is a steady, moderate rain as we said it will only get worse as the day pro grosses. moderate right now but steady on our drive from pacifica through san francisco this morning. luckily the people who were on the roads were driving quite slowly, taking heed to the potentially dangerous conditions this morning. things right now in pacifica, the gates are supposed to be open on the pier, we saw a group of about ten crappers hoping to go cracking but they couldn't because the gates were closed. one gentlemen approached us and asked why are the gates closed? our assumption is it is a precaution because the weather
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will only continue to get worst. the water hasn't exceeded the seawall yet, but chance are they will. we are standing back so we won't get hit by the water. wind is coming from the south instead of the west and that could cause some problems today. but we will have the latest coming up in about 30 minutes. for now reporting live in pacifica, abc7 news. >> moderate rain but you are certainly getting wet out there. thank you. >> yes. >> the weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. one of the biggest was at the corner of 17th of potrero in san francisco. john alston said it will take a few days to clean up the mess afro's storm toppled a gas station's canopy, along with a tree. >> it could have been much worse when a large canopy toppled next to the gas pump on 17th and
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potrero. public works will remove ranches from a tree that crashed through the window of a parked car that had broken down next to the gas station friday night. >> i'm thank god that none of us got killed sitting in the car because we were sitting in car last night. >> the square, metal post that held up the covering snapped during a strong rainstorm about 3:30 in the afternoon. the fire department thinks it crashed down after a ranch from the tree landed on top of the metal structure. gas station clerk hit the automatic shut off valve and cut electrical power to the pump. >> i heard something, a know, and i saw outside and some trees fell down, hit the canopy and the canopy broke down. >> an employ we the public works department said it appeared the canopy blue into the tree first. that will all that to get sorted out when the insurance companies get involved. the city will brace the structure before it is removed
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in the next day or so. abc7 news. >> air travelers are having weather related problems as they head in and out of town for the holiday. unsettled weather and scattered showers coming through the bay area brought change in wind direction this weekend. that always causes air traffic at sfo to redirect landing and takeoff landings from north and south. it limits the number of departing and landing flights and backs up the traffic of traffic. only a flew flights were cancelled yesterday according to the flight information board. >> we have an hour delay so we were supposed to leave at two and then we are leaving at three. we are supposed to fly into chicago. we will have about ten minutes to connect to our flight. >> and with more rain on the way, delays are expected to continue. about 100,000 people traveled through sfo yesterday. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage.
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lisa argen will have the full forecast in just a few minutes. and we are going to be tracking this storm all day in our newscast. we will be doing hourly updates all day long after abc7 news at nine. and you can check live doppler 7hd anytime on today wraps up the final weekend of shopping before christmas with plenty of people dash being through the rain to buy last minute gifts. in fact, some major retailers are open right now, staying open all night to ring up a few more sales. abc7 news reporter lilian kim has more now on the shopping frenzy from hills day shopping center in san mateo. >> the hardest part was fining a parking spot. at hills day happening center in san mateo shoppers went around in circles hoping for a space to open up. >> crazy. park is horrible. >> inside more craziness. at least in storms like brook
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stone. christmastime is when the internality gift store does the bulk of its business. >> what's the hot item right now? >> the hottest item, usually the helicopters over there, and the helicopters that fly around, you can crash them. they are fun. we have a lot of cool ipad stuff like keyboards and cases. >> when it began a consumer report survey said two-thirds of americans had finished their shopping but some have not even started. >> i have a two-year-old son and someone was taking care of them so i can run out and do things. it's hard with a little one. >> but good things do come to those who wait. many stores are offering deep discounts. at jamboree, regular priced items are half off. >> there are some good sales. last minute shoppers will
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benefit. >> they will get the benefit of extended hours. macy's is staying open 24 hours for the weekend. >> i don't know about the late nights. i don't want to go out in the hall that late but it will be nice to not have to be in the crowds for parking and stuff. >> toys-r-us are open around the clock. they are open 24 hours until 10:00 p.m. on christmas receive. abc7 news. >> an just pouring of sports for the victims of the connecticut school shooting as the last of the children are laid to rest. and also we are continuing to track the storm moving over the bay area. this is a live look from the golden gate bridge. not much traffic out there right now. but we hope people are hang on to the wheel and slowing down. there is a wind advisory for that span. light rain, breezy, 52 degrees. lisa argen will have the full
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forecast in a few minutes.
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>> welcome back, everyone. it is 5:11. this is a look from our live doppler 7hd. the yellow areas are showing the greatest amount of rain right now moving through the bay area. santa rosa, san jose, a pocket there in salinas. you can track the storm wherever you are this weekend by going to our website, and looking at live doppler 7hd anytime of the day. now to the school tragedy in
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newtown, connecticut. people are sending showing of support by sending men, toys to the town. at the same time this incident is pushing gun reform to the top of the national agenda. abc chuck southeast son reports. >> the funeral for six-year-old emily was held in ogden, utah, the only one buried outside of connecticut. >> she's become an example to the world about purity, innocence, tragedy, and forgiveness. >> earlier back in newtown, services were held for 7-year-old josephine, who liked peanut butter and the color purple. first grader marcus green was buried in green field. her coffin pulled in a horse-drawn karen. the deaths of the 20 children and 6 adults at the sandy hook elementary school has already
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trying he would action to reduce gun violence and save lives. there was over $100,000 for a gun buy back. >> even if you get one off the street it's one less chance of it getting into the wrong hands. >> gun reform reunited from a proposal to station armed guards at every school in the country. >> the only thing that is stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> only school districts already have armed officers in their schools. chuck southeast son, abc news, new york. >> so as the nation searches for ways to prevent mass shootings, abc this week takes on the gun debate. this morning at 8:00 the head of the nra's national school she would program, former congressman and dea administrator hutchinson defends the gun lobby's controversial proposal to make schools safer. don't miss this week with george
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stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >> the family of apple founder steve jobs lost the fighting over an his yacht. it is over an unpaid bill. this is what the high-tech yacht venues looks like. the designer claims the heira owes him $4 million of the $12 million fee. the yacht cost $138 million to build. san francisco police are marking the sixth anniversary of the death of within of their own today. officer brian was killed as he tried to arrest a prison escapee in the sunset district. the 28-year-old was one of several officers searching for 33-year-old morlon ruff. when police went to move in, rutf opened fire, hitting tavera, who died in the hospital
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the next day. if you would like to pay your respects you can go to the community room named of a him at the police station today between three and ate p.m.. >> ain't an none nice in san francisco is holding their 24th annual curbside donation drive. yesterday people dropped off clothing and food by the handful. donated hand-knitted scarves were available for those in need. the curbside drive continues today and tomorrow. and glide memorial church handed out almost 10,000 toys yesterday. the san francisco giants partnered with glide to make sure every child got a bag fool. the mascot was on hand to greet the kids and family. glide staff said the need is greater than ever. >> i've been doing this 25 years. you look at the faces that shows, of course, it reminds you what the holidays are all about. this is the season for the child. and we keep doing it because the
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need is there. >> many families have to choose between toys and food. this toy giveaway is all some children will get for christmas. that's a wonderful thing there. lisa argen here now with a accuweather preview. >> the winds are increasing and the rain is increasing across the bay area. wind gusts to 25, and 35 along the coast. light rain overspreading pretty much everywhere except the north bay where it's coming down at a moderate clip. we will talk about the heaviest rain, how long it will last and what is expect for christmas coming up. >> and the warriors and lakers put on quite a holiday show. mike shumann has the highlights of the overtime thriller coming
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>> welcome panel, everyone. it's 5:19 on this sunday morning. this is a live look from our sutro cam. there is moderate rainfall all over the bay area right now. if you have not finished your holiday shopping, you will have to do it in the rain. no big deal, though, ms. argen, when you are trying to be out there getting the last minute deal. >> or you wait until tomorrow when it is going to be dry. >> there you go. >> today, yeah, this morning we
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will have the worst weather in the north bay and it will spread south. ant to plan your happening around the weather or wait. as we look at emeryville, we have light rain in the area. wind is increasing and wind advisory in the north bay. wind will pick newspaper san francisco in the next hour and by about 7:00 in the south bay. we are be looking at another active morning. live doppler hd, the surf is up and the winds will kick up throughout the morning. the wind is up and in marin county lighter returns in the east bay. moderate rain with fog. others kind of a mess from highway 101, santa rosa, through sonoma and yachtville. very gusty in the napa valley, as well. the win will be perhaps over 40 miles an hour in the higher elevations. not much yet in pleasanton.
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tag you down toward hayward we have cloudy skies and more rain from the half moon day to the santa cruz mountains. you see how it's enhanced here from los gatos. and winds have picked up. gusts to 30 miles an hour azubuike long the coast. we will continue to see the rain and wind throughout the morning hours and eventually things will quiet down throughout the afternoon. heavy rain this morning. clearing for the evening hours with just a chance of showers. we are dry for christmas eve and then christmas day is looks like we will see a weak system visit the north bay. wind advisory until 1:00 for the north bay, 3:00 for san francisco on south and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour w the saturated soil we could see some trees down or power lines. so here's the next system. it's a a pretty powerful one. we could even see an isolated
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thunderstorm as this rolls through. 6:00, notice most the activity from sonoma, napa, marin, but in the next, two, three hours, we are over the heart of the bay area. san francisco, half moon bay, down through the south bay will continue to see the heavier rain. livermore valley things pick up. 2:00 light to moderate rain across much of the south bay, and you will notice the rest of sunday not looking too bad. so in addition of one to two inches, even three inches possible in the north bay. mountains, 4 inches. santa cruz mountains. and inch to inch and a half around the east bay and peninsula and south bay. the winter storm warning continues until 4:00 tomorrow with two or three feet of snow above 7,000 feet. mid-and upper 50s but the gusty southeast winds today. last to clear out the central coast it will take towards about 2:00. otherwise we dry out tomorrow.
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a few showers especially in the north bay on christmas day and a light weak system on wednesday and the rest of the week is not looking very rainy, just slight shower chances. this is the last big one we are supposed to see within that time frame. >> until the end of the year essentially? >> pretty much. >> thank you, lisa. let's check out sports. this morning the raiders are on the road playing the carolina panthers. tonight the 49ers try to clinch the nfc west in seattle against the seahawks. last night the warriors lost an overtime thriller to the l.a. lakers. here's mike shumann with the highlights of this morning's sports. >> good morning. well, the warriors and lakers put on quite a show last night at oracle. it went back and forth more times than i did christmas shopping. both teams had a chance to win in regulation but it went to overtime. war years up 14 in the first. lakers storm back. nash at three. got it.
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and they answer. the jam, 1 to 4-103, warriors. the deep two, lakers back on top by one. david lee a double-double. 20 points, 11 boards. this gives his team the lead. but then metta world peace with the strong game. hits the three. under 30 seconds left. jared jack answers for golden state. ties it at 108. 29 for jack. we go to overtime and kobe took over. falls down, still makes the bucket. andar warriors a last chance. steph courier, misses. warriors gave away the rebound. what finish but the warriors lose an absolute heartbreaker. all right. college hoops, stanford hosted by long time rifle tennessee and the lead cardinal had too much game. pat sumner was on hand probably thinking what everyone else was, how do we stop her? the first. she's there for the put back.
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a double-double, 21 points, 19 rebounds. stanford remains undefeated at 11-1 with a 73-60 holiday victory. a break on the schedule for cal. it wasn't close. justin could be, 1 on the night. one-handed jam. and then the steal. you know what's coming. he had 23. cal shot 50% from the field and win it 85-53. usf facing san diego state in hawaii. cole with a three. but they got lit up. 33 points on the afternoon. san diego state now 10-1. dons drop to 5-5. 80-58, that final. the falcons beat the lions last night on saturday night football clinching the top spot in the nfc. receiver calvin johnson broke the single season record in
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receiving yards set back in 1995. it was all detroit fans really had to cheer about. their season is going nowhere. threw for 279 yards and four touchdowns. watch the catch by julio jones. gets both feet down. falcons led at the half. megatron needed 182 yards in two games to break the record. 21-yarder left him four yards shy of the record. which he got in the fourth quarter on this 26-yarder. johnson has the most receiving yards in is single season. 892, handing the ball to his dad. he set an nfl record. 11 catches for 225 yards. falcons clinch the top spot in the nfc, a 31-18 victory. raidners carolina. the highlights tonight at five and niners and seattle in seattle. i'm mike shumann. have a great day. and coming up next, the huge fiscal cliff. now knew tails between how talks between the president and house
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speaker boehner fell apart on friday. >> the wind is picking up. the rain is steady this morning. i'll have the latest on the coastal conditions from pacifica after the break.
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>> welcome back, everyone. the latest storm is hitting the bay area right now. we want to check in with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi carolyn. good morning, everyone. the rain is increasing. here's a look at down turn san francisco. light rain. a wind advisory is posted in effect in the north bay. next half-hour in san francisco the winds will continue to pick up, as well as the east bay. you sigh the heavy rain from the north bay into parts of the east bay and the santa cruz mountains. this is moderate to heavy rain here from santa rosa, windsor, up to fort ross and highway 101.
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the winds gusting to over 26 miles an hour in san jose. rain along the coast with 30 miles an hour gusts and hayward 23 american wind gusts. hercules more moderate rain. in oakland light it moderate rain and westward on to peninsula the spotty light rain. and heavier rain along the coast is about to move in. things are certainly tick piing up as the rain pushes along the coastline here. in fact, the system is still far to the north. we will look for the rain and wind to stay with us all morning long into a portion of the afternoon. we will time that off. talk about christmas eve. a dry christmas eve. christmas day we are still looking at more rain. that's all coming up in a few minutes. >> look forward to it. thank you, lisa. this wind and rain are churning up the surf along the coast. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in pacifica. good morning, kera. are you getting pounded?
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>> yes, carolyn. good morning. the wind is really picking up here. my photographer had to hold the tripod and camera so they wouldn't blow over receipt before i came on air. the pinned, as i said, picking up and blowing the rain really hard horizontally at some points. now you see it's a moderate rain. but it's steady. it hasn't stopped for the last, oh, two hours, i would say. but let's get you to some video we shot about 15 minutes ago here at pacifica pier. waves up to 16 feet are expected today. nearby to the south at 5:30 this morning at rock away beach there are 9 1/2 foot swells. the pi. he r is closed much to the kiss may of some crabbers.
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let's listen. >> first time here. my buddy and i thought let's go grabbing. he has a grab net. cam up here and it's disappointing. the only time i get to don by waterproof wet mask and they aren't ready. i don't know what it takes to close the pier, but this weather is pretty treacherous. >> treacherous, indeed, and it will only get worse as the day pro grosses, as lisa said. that crabber was turned away. there was a group of about ten crabbers. they tried it for the last five weekends in a row and this is their fifth weekend of getting turned away. i said why don't you go get some sleep. but we are only expecting things to get worse, carolyn. we will bring you the latest in about 30 minutes. if it continues as it is, it is only get windier and the rain harder so we will bring you the rain from pacifica. abc7 news. >> a bit dangerous out there. thank you, kera. san francisco public work crews are cleaning up a gas station's
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tap he would metal canopy that fell over during friday afternoon's storm. fortunately no one was injured at this 76 station located at 17 and potrero when the roof came crashing down. the attendant quickly shut off gas to the pump so mow gas spilled. and it was an unoccupied car here but a few hours earlier the owner of that disabled car was sitting inside waiting for help. you see challenging conditions crossing the sierra. gains are required at gold run, but it's open again for both cars and big rinse. u.s. 50 to south lake tahoe also has chain alcohol starting east of placer placerville. and crews say holiday travelers
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should expect chain controls to stay in effect through christmas. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> well, here's the good news about the five feet of fresh snow. the ski resorts, they are happy, reporting excellent condition force the always-busy christmas week. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. meteorologist lisa argen will have the full forecast in just a few minutes. we are going to be tracking the storm all day in our newscasts. we will be doing hourly updates all day long after abc7 news at nine. you can check live doppler 7hd anytime on the c is now just 8 days away from falling off the looming fiscal cliff. this morning there are some who think the matter will be resolved, some who think otherwise. abc's david curly has more. >> the first family arrived in
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the dark but woke up to paradise for the holidays. however, the president may not stay because he didn't get his wish. a deal with congress. house speaker john boehner is home in ohio but he left a video behind. >> washington has a serious spending problem. >> it would empty through the empty hauls. >> the president's solution of raising tax rates would still be ready -- >> the republican ledder took a swipe at democrats. >> i'm stuck here trying to prevent my fellow kentuckians from having to shell out more money next year. >> when the speaker announced $800 billion in revenue by limiting deductions, the speaker asked what do i get? the president responded you get nothing, i get that for free. and the president is now hoping to get a small deal. extend middle class tax rates, extend some unemployment benefits and agree to a
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framework for a big deal. >> that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> can it? consider speaker boehner's other words which are really echoing about making a deal. >> how we get there, god only knows. >> the president wasted no time getting into vacation mode. he played golf on saturday. staff members from both sides will exchange e-mails and phone calls over the next couple days. congress expected to be back at work on thursday. david curly, abc news, the white house. >> president obama is expected to attend the late senator danielle enowa's funeral in hawaii today. a public presentation was yesterday in hon allow lou. the casket carrying the 88-year-old veteran arrived there yesterday. he lost an arm in world war two and was the first japanese american elected to the senate. he died on monday and his body lay in state in washington for
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two days. >> did you see this? i did. one wheel of fortune spinner seemed to get it all, all the right letters and answers to the clues. but there was something about the way she said it that the show's producers did not like. abc has the story. >> she was on a roll. >> yeah! >>. >> twelve days of christmas. one thing swimin. they are swimming with the g. one lift letter cost her nearly $4,000. and was she robbed? this couple on the money talk guest post it before the work man. wrong! they lost $800,000. and screams. fox admitted the error and
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offered them another shot. >> season one of abc's who wants to be a millionaire. this guy guessed wrong what is the second biggest lake. and they sid he guessed wrong. turned out he was right. he came back for a do-over and went home with 125 grand. game show guests are very, very rare. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows lake 21 were fixed to keep contestants in the mix. congress made it illegal to rip a game show. and the pronunciation police just concerned. >> well, it was easy to do because you kind of did it in the vern abc news letter and left off the g in seven swans a swimin. abc news, los angeles. >> coming up next a east bay business answers the call about holiday sweet tunes. a made in america treats that's
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filling cookie jars all over the field. here's a live look from our east bay cam. rain, breezy conditions and low 50s. lisa argen will have your forecast in a few minutes.
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>> there were only a couple power outages around the bay area right now. overnight pg&e crews got pretty much caught up on most repairs from yesterday. biggest outage this morning is in bay point where you see there are 873 customers in the dark. there's a smaller outage in san rafael where 114 customers are out. no estimate for when the power
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might be restored. this is weather related, and if you want to keep an eye on conditions anytime, you can go to our live doppler 7 hd on the web at check out the conditions anytime, anywhere. now our transaction to abc's made in america series. if your sweet tooth is calling this holiday season, there's an east bay business that can answer it. wayne freedman tells us too good gourmet is a made in america business with a long reach. >> oh, i love snicker doodles. >> and glen wong of oakland is reasonable. he wants holiday cookie deals. >> two dollars. how about this house? the packaging along is worth more than that. >> which only begins to explain the daily frenzy at too good
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gourmet in san lorenzo. it's a fantasy land of the bright, the cheerful, the tasty, the obsessed >> he with came saturday and sunday and monday. >> merry christmas. >> blame it on the marketing instincts of jennifer. that's her. the one with the boxes of cookies all around her office. >> it began as trying to do one better than the animal cracker. >> woman learns mba, learns business with big corporate bands good in 19978 starts a cookie company because she wanted something to market and sell. >> i'll just go for it. just go do it. see if it works and be willing to fail and then change and try again and fail again and try again. >> the concept, tasty cookies, combined with house created packaging. >> i think people are impulsive and they see something they-like, they want to buy it.
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>> not that the packager jennifer always sees eye to eye. >> no. almost never. less than that. >> is there a less than never? >> not when a cop turns out a quarter of a million cookies every single day. >> the world wants to buy us food. shipping to japan, korea, taiwan. we have to increase the made in usa symbol. >> so with the world a with sweet tooth. here's the saving grace. too good gourmet, a little sugar, spice, a little flour, and a boss that works the way some of us eat cookies, she never stops. >> all right. you can't help yourself, can you? >> i can't, no. >> and the cookies keep coming. in san lorenzo, abc7 news. >> well, here we go again. we continue to feel this rain. >> yes. this is a pretty strong system. you will see it localize.
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heavy rain causing flooding this morning as the wind and rain increases. a look at the south bay. 52 degrees in san jose. we are looking at wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. so we will talk about how long parts of the south bay will see the rain. it will end last in your neighborhood and the rest of the bay we've got moderate rain in the north bay. the full forecast next. >> also ahead, the little glow fish that ucf researchers say could hold the key to [ female announcer ] style is long lasting when hair is nourished
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new dove. this is care. >> we have really been getting a soaking the last few days and it will only get worse before it gets better. >> that's right. we have a powerful storm system that is on the way. it's spreading moderate to heavy rain in the north bay. here's a look at pacifica. kicking up the waves here. wind gusts over 30 miles an hour along the coast. right now light to moderate rain along the peninsula, and the heaviest rain has been in the
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north bay. we will see the winds continue to gust, as well, to perhaps over 50 miles an hour here. so we are just getting underway right now. live doppler 7hd. you will see the darker green, the oranges and yellows from the mountains up to the north may bay where we have our own radar on top of mount saint helena. that's yes are picking up the heaviest rain right now. highway 111, back to bodega bay. and lighter rain over parts of the east bay. wind gusts, you can see them, they have picked up from the east bay, 23 miles an hour. nearly 30 miles an hour at sfo and we are expecting higher wind gusts in the napa valley, the northern salinas valley right on through 1:00 this afternoon. into the east bay, from vallejo through hercules, lighter returns. pittsburgh and concord butch it's raining around the delta right now. and walnut creek and west yard into berkeley you are looking at
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light rain. san francisco and the peninsula, more pockets of moderate rain. then mist and drizzling. blue indicating lighter returns from redwood city into fremont right any. santa cruz mountains, you are seeingen hanged rain from benches low men. and also gilroy and hollister. so as we go through morning hours you so the rain rates increase on the santa cruz mountains with an inch an hour there. lesser amounts. but everyone should see the heavy rain and gusty winds through noon and looks about 1:00 things begin to push southward. 52 in san jose, 54 half moon bay. we are continuing to see the rain and wind increase throughout your sunday morning. it should be clearing out this afternoon into the evening hours and christmas eve looks like a great day to get out there and enjoy some of the weather. the cleanup. because it will be dry. north bay, coastal mountains, wind advisory until 1:00. we are getting into the gusty winds now. san francisco, south bay and east bay through 3:00 this
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afternoon. here is the strong system. pushing along the coast. we've got some colder air embedded in this. not out of the question to see an isolated thunderstorm as well with brief, heavy downpours and perhaps some hail in some of the downpours. 6:00 notice the heaviest rain in the north bay. as we go through the 9:00, 10:00 hour the heavy rain spreads through san francisco. the central bay and into the east bay. it's really moderate to heavy in the santa cruz mountains through most of the morning. 2:00 the front clears the north bay. still moderate rain in the east bay and by the later afternoon hours for breaking out to partly cloudy skies and conditions really quite improved by the later afternoon hours. inch to inch and a half in the east bay and south bay along the peninsula. up to 3 inches the north bay mountains, 4 inches the santa cruz mountains. monday the winter storm works
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continues until. moderate to heavy rain throughout the morning hours. it will take until about 2:00, 3:00 until we see clearing there. dry tomorrow. about 4:00 p.m. san francisco i think we could see some light rain on christmas day. it's not a big system. maybe a quarter to a third of an inch. and then just showers the rest of the day on wednesday. and it's looking pretty nice the rest of the work week. even though we have rain on the windows,ing in like the next 45 hours. >> all right. you have been warned. thank you, lisa. researchers at ucf believe a tiny fish could help con core devastating human diseases and perhaps change the way sighen tests test new medicines all at the same time. carolyn johnson explains. >> the doctor believes she's zebra fish to light the way to major drug discoveries. >> the big breakthrough was to use the firefly protein which gives a strong light signal. >> he and his colleagues are
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part of an international team that's using the zebra fish to screen potential treatments for condition ranging from obesedy to diabetes. they have attached a genetic light switch to a pathway associated the production of glucose or blood sugar. >> meaning when the push frows glucose in the liver, the light shines up. >> it can be used as a living, swimming litmus test. the green flow seen in this video is not only visible to researchers, it's also measurable. a brighter lights indicates a higher level of glucose other,reds a barometer in research. as one study they zeroed in a potential obesity drug after cleaning 2500 candidates using the genetically modified fish. >> we put three fish in and add the drug compounds like one per well so we can test roughly 100 drugs per plate. >> depending on the type of research involved, he believes
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the zebra fish could cut down on the need for animal testing in mammals. >> i think they can replace testing in mammals. but what they can do, they can gap the bridge between let's say you find a drug in vitro, like in the protein, then they can test these in zebra fish and come down to the three best and then test threes three. >> providing a cheaper and more ethical alternative assign tests search for the breakthrough drugs to treat human disease. abc7 news. >> coming up next, the results from last night's super lotto plus. one tick worth $23 million was purchased here in the bay area. we will tell you where.
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>> here are the winning numbers from last night he's super lotto plus. get this, one ticket purchased
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at the sunshine center formcy in south san francisco got all six numbers to win that $23 million jackpot! two professional athletes from the bay area will help draw donations today for richmond's annual toy drive. cc saw bath yeah will be in richmond today helping the annual toy drive from noon to three this afternoon. he will be joined by oakland native drew gooden of the milwaukee bucks. both pro players want folks to come out and donate toys to brighten the holiday season for local children. it is located an south 47th street and carlson boulevard. let's get another check of the stormy accuweather forecast. >> it's all coming our way. in fact, it increases throughout the next three to four hours. right now looking at the heaviest rain in the north bay from santa rosa to petaluma.
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wind gusts from 25 to 35 miles an hour. even though you are not into the heavy rain or it's not raining in some spots yet, the winds are gusting to 25 and 30 miles an hour. the green represents the rain. the blue, the lighter rain. and back through san francisco you will notice some breaks here but there is rain off the coast. there's gusty winds and heavy rain in the santa cruz mountains. right on through noontime we are going to see the wind advisory and the heavy rain throughout the bay so we will be august it. >> all right. thank you, lisa. next at six, our lisa said, more rain is moving over the bay area. here's a live look right now at the pacifica pirro. we are continuing to track the storm. we have a live report coming up from abc7 news reporter kera clapper. last minute shoppers are out in full force in weekend. they don't care about the rain. we will tell you which stores of staying open until just before christmas.
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>> good morning, everyone. it's sunday, december 23rd. thanks for joining us, i'm carolyn tyler. more ra

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